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AspirePAC To Present Pilot Production Of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Jr.

originally published: 10/31/2018

AspirePAC To Present Pilot Production Of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Jr.

(WAYNE, NJ) -- Aspire Performing Arts Company is “revolting!” Tickets are available now for Aspire PAC’s upcoming pilot production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR., running Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11 at Hackensack Performing Art Center in Hackensack, NJ.  

Adapted from the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical - Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR. is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. With a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Aspire is thrilled to once again partner with Music Theatre International (MTI) for this exciting pilot process, which allows MTI to fine-tune the script, music, and materials before the rights become available to schools and theatres.

Performances will take place on Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm, Saturday, November 10 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm at Hackensack Performing Arts Center, located at 102 State Street in Hackensack, NJ. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.aspirepac.com or contact Aspire PAC at 201-220-4933 or aspirepac@gmail.com.

Aspire PAC’s pilot production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR. is directed and choreographed by Aspire PAC Artistic Director, Lisa Beth Vettoso, and features musical direction by Charles Linnell and additional choreography by Kacie Broadfield.



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Aspire PAC, established in 2011, has earned a strong reputation in the Northern New Jersey area for its high-quality theatrical productions and professional arts experiences for local youth. Over the past two seasons, Aspire PAC has won 13 National Youth Arts Awards and has been nominated for multiple New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) Awards. For more information, you can find Aspire online at www.aspirepac.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.





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Event calendar
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018


MUSIC

Allen Stone @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

IN MEMORY OF BOB COLYARD @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 11:00am

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

Dorthaan's Place: Eric Alexander Quartet @ NICO KITCHEN + BAR @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 11:00am and 1:00pm

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 3:00pm

Rachel Barton Pine plays Paganini @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 4:00pm

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:00pm

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm







THEATRE

Annie @ Broad Street United Methodist Church, Burlington - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Annie @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 3:00pm

Apples In Winter @ Centenary Stage Company - Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 3:00pm

Billy Bishop Goes to War @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown - 2:00pm

ELF THE MUSICAL @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm

Pinocchio @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

Kiss Me Kate @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm

Phoenix Productions Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 3:00pm

Heathers, The Musical High School Edition @ Pebble Players, Oakes Center, Summit - 2:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

The Drowsy Chaperone @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm


DANCE

JCTC Dance: Up Close & Personal @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 4:00pm

NJDTE "The Nutcracker" Storytime & Performance @ New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit - 4:00pm


KIDS

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 1:00pm

ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. @ Ridgewood Ave School Theater, Glen Ridge - 1:00pm


LECTURE

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